Synopses & Reviews
Updated to reflect the latest technology in the automotive industry, this book will provide the knowledge and skills needed to successfully inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles of all makes and models. Automotive Service: Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair, 3E begins by introducing readers to a number of automotive career options, shop management basics, plus necessary tools and equipment. The book then progresses to the theories of vehicle systems operations and includes step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing all major systems of the modern automobile. Updates include coverage of new vehicle technology like EVAP systems, on-board diagnostics and emissions, alternative fuels, and hybrid vehicles, making this book not only comprehensive but also current so that readers can feel confident they are learning the very latest in industry trends and techniques.
The newly revised 4th edition of AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE: INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR contains all the knowledge and skills necessary for readers to be successful in a number of automotive careers. This text covers all eight major course areas of automotive technology by progressing students through an introduction to shop management and then covering theories of vehicle systems operations with step-by-step procedures for troubleshooting and repairing automobiles. Technically reviewed by instructors and industry experts, the 4th edition of this popular text is designed in particular for the needs of those readers enrolled in NATEF-certified programs. Updated and expanded content in this edition includes coverage of hybrid vehicles, HTHS viscosity ratings, latest coolants, ejector cycle systems, dynamometer, and turbochargers and superchargers.
About the Author
Tim Gilles has been active in professional associations for many years. He was president and a board member of the California Automotive Teachers (CAT), a board member and election committee chair of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT), a member of the California Community College Chancellor's Trade and Industry Advisory Committee, and education committee chair for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Independent Automotive Professionals Association. Mr. Gilles has also served several terms as a board member of the Santa Barbara Automotive Service Council and is active in industry associations such as AERA, The Automotive Repair Coalition, and IATN, including delivering presentations at numerous conferences. He was an automotive teacher for 38 years and is professor emeritus in the Automotive Technology Department at Santa Barbara City College. Mr. Gilles is an ASE Master Automotive Machinist and an ASE Master Automotive Technician.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION. PART I: THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY. 1. Introduction to the Automobile. 2. Automotive Careers and Technician Certification. PART II: SHOP PROCEDURES, SAFETY, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT. 3. Shop Safety. 4. Shop Management, Service Records, and Parts. 5. Locating Service Information and Specifications. 6. Measuring Tools and Systems. 7. Hardware, Fasteners, Drills, and Thread Repair. 8. Shop Tools. 9. General Shop Equipment. 10. Cleaning Equipment and Methods. 11. Lifting Equipment and Air Compressors. PART III: VEHICLE INSPECTION (Lubrication/Safety Check). 12. Engine Lubrication. 13. Underhood and Body Inspection (Car on Ground). 14. Undercar Inspection and Service. PART IV: ENGINE OPERATION AND SERVICE. 15. Introduction to the Engine. 16. Engine Classifications and Advanced Transportation Technologies. 17. Engine Size and Measurements. 18. Engine Upper End. 19. Engine Lower End and Lubrication System Theory. PART V: COOLING SYSTEM, BELTS, HOSES, AND PLUMBING 20. Cooling System Theory. 21. Cooling System Service. 22. Automotive Belts. 23. Automotive Hoses. 24. Automotive Plumbing: Tubing and Pipe. PART VI: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM THEORY AND SERVICE. 25. Basic Electrical System Theory and Repairs. 26. Battery Fundamentals. 27. Battery Service. 28. Starting System Fundamentals. 29. Starting System Service. 30. Charging System Fundamentals. 31. Charging System Service. 32. Lighting and Wiring Fundamentals. 33. Lighting and Wiring Service. 34. Safety, Security, Comfort Systems, and Electrical Accessories. PART VII: HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING. 35. Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals. 36. Heating and Air Conditioning Service. PART VIII: ENGINE PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS: THEORY AND SERVICE. 37. Ignition System Fundamentals. 38. Ignition System Service. 39. Fuels and Alternative Fuels. 40. Fuel System Fundamentals. 41. Fuel System Service. 42. Intake and Exhaust Systems, Turbochargers and Superchargers. 43. Emission Control System Fundamentals. 44. Emission Control System Service. 45. Electronics and Computer Systems Fundamentals. 46. Electronics and Computer Systems Service. 47. Advanced Emissions and On-board Diagnostics (ODB). 48. Diagnosing Engine Performance Problems. PART IX: AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE SERVICE AND REPAIR. 49. Diagnosing Engine Mechanical Problems. 50. Engine Removal and Disassembly. 51. Engine Sealing, Gaskets, Fastener Torque. 52. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Cylinder Head and Valvetrain. 53. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Block, Crankshaft, Bearings, and Lubrication System. 54. Engine Diagnosis and Service: Piston, Piston Rings, Connecting Rod, Engine Balancing. 55. Ordering Parts, Short and Long Blocks, Engine Assembly. 56. Engine Installation, Break in, and In-Chassis Repairs. PART X: BRAKES AND TIRES. 57. Brake Fundamentals. 58. Brakes Service. 59. Anti-lock Brakes - Traction and Stability Control. 60. Bearings, Seals, and Greases. 61. Tire and Wheel Theory. 62. Tire and Wheel Service. PART XI: SUSPENSION, STEERING, ALIGNMENT. 63. Suspension Fundamentals. 64. Suspension System Service. 65. Steering Fundamentals. 66. Steering Service. 67. Wheel Alignment Fundamentals. 68. Wheel Alignment Service. PART XII: DRIVE TRAIN. 69. Clutch Fundamentals. 70. Clutch Diagnosis and Service. 71. Manual Transmission Fundamentals. 72. Manual Transmission Diagnosis and Service. 73. Automatic Transmission Fundamentals. 74. Automatic Transmission Diagnosis and Service. 75. Driveline Operation. 76. Driveline Diagnosis and Service. 77. Front Wheel Drive (Transaxle and CV Joints) Fundamentals. 78. Front Wheel Drive (Transaxle and CV Joints) Service . 79. Driveline Vibration.